IRSST - Institut de recherche Robert-Sauvé en santé et en sécurité du travail

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Work at the IRSST

Looking for a job in a scientific field?

Ergonomics, industrial hygiene, chemistry, physics, engineering, sociology, anthropology, demographics, psychology, and others: a wide variety of disciplines working in constant synergy at the IRSST. Researchers, scientific professionals and technicians work in offices, workshops or laboratories, or even companies, to improve workers’ occupational health and safety.

Looking for an administrative job?

At the IRSST, occupational health and safety is everyone’s business. Our administrative staff, whether in the information technologies or communications field, collaborate with our scientific personnel from various disciplines to carry out the Institute’s research and expertise activities and disseminate the results.

Working at the IRSST it's ...

Innovating and influencing

  • Doing your part to preserve the health and safety of Québec workers.
  • Contributing to the advancement of scientific and technical knowledge within an influential organization of national and international renown.
  • Taking actions that have positive spinoffs in workplaces and the scientific community.
  • Collaborating with university researchers to increase research capacity.

Taking concrete action

  • Interacting with experts from different disciplines on a daily basis.
  • Evolving in an organization that promotes knowledge sharing.
  • Having access to state-of-the-art equipment and tools.
  • Benefitting from exchanges with and proximity to workplaces.

Participating in and meeting challenges

The IRSST’s ability to fulfil its mission depends on the skills of its employees and the development of their potential.

Workplaces are constantly changing. To meet their needs and those of the scientific community, the IRSST has to recruit highly qualified individuals with the expertise required to meet challenges. The Institute remains at the forefront of scientific and applied research.

The IRSST is proud to contribute to its employees’ professional development by offering them a continuing education program and encouraging them to develop their knowledge and skills.

A stimulating and advantageous workplace

Work/life balance

Various measures have been put in place to promote work/life balance, including a flexible work arrangements program.

Advantages right from day one

We care about our employees’ well-being. The IRSST encourages its employees to adopt healthy lifestyles by organizing various health promotion activities and contributing financially to registration fees for physical activities.

The IRSST also offers its employees competitive benefits, including a defined benefit pension plan and a group insurance plan with employer contributions.


Our employees are vital to the Institute’s ability to attain its mission and organizational objectives. It therefore officially recognizes its employees’ commitment and contributions through a service recognition program.

Easily accessible

A dynamic environment!

  • Located in downtown Montréal, between the McGill and Place-des-Arts metro stations, opposite a bicycle lane and a short walk away from commuter trains.
  • The Institute’s prime downtown location means close proximity to restaurants, boutiques and the entertainment district.
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